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Facebook's Oculus Rift retails for $600, releases in March

Even the Oculus Rift model is surprised by this price.

The Oculus Rift, Facebook's VR headset has a release price of $599.99 and a release date of March 2016. 

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Also, the VR unit comes with an Xbox One controller, since Oculus struck a deal with Microsoft that every headset comes with a gamepad. Anyone buying Oculus Rift will receive two preloaded games: the platformer Lucky's Tail and EVE Valkyrie the spacecraft combat game.

No word on the price of other games announced for VR support. Other items found in the box are the sensor that tracks the Rift and the Oculus Remote, which is used to navigate the Oculus store and 360 video content. 

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This is the first of major VR units to announce their price. PlayStation VR and HTC's Vive has not set their price as of yet. Earlier this week Oculus opened their website for preorders.

What are your thoughts on the price and will your preorder this? Comment below!

Published Jan. 6th 2016
  • thomasgray97
    The price isn't that bad to say it's virtual reality!
  • Rothalack
    Master O' Bugs
    I thought for sure it'd be $400-500. $600? Not so sure about this anymore.
  • Mr. E_3614
    NOPE! That is too rich for my blood. This is make or break time for VR and the price sets consumer action. Remember the PS3 at $599?
  • DarthRen_7935
    UGH....that price.

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